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HELP! Daughter's car rear panel below tail light

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My daughter is just here for weekend and asked me to help with small problem. But I know nothing about these cars.

She had a small accident a while ago that broke the driver side tailight. She had a mechanic replace the light, but the panel below is now not locked into place. Quite possible some clip may be broken?

Any advice on how to remove that piece and see what is wrong?

ADDED: I had a closer look. It looks like there are clips that hold that piece in under the taillight. Lowere ones are there, but upper ones are not. Must have been broken off in accident. So waht has to be done - replace the whole bumper cover? Or do shops have a way of repairing the clip area?

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I've never seen a piece sticking out like that on a B.

Was it like that before the mechanic did the repair..?? A good garage could make a repair without having to change everything.

If clips are broken or missing, ..they will have to take it apart to make the repair though. Maybe by removing the lens again,..they will see what they to do without removing the bumper skin completely..

Good luck..!!
If it's completely out of sight and hidden behind the lens,..maybe you can pop rivet the skin to another attachment piece which is completely out of sight.

If new clips won't fix it, and buying a new bumper skin is out of the question (out of the question for me anyways),...that's what I would do.
Lots of good options offered here...instead of throwing $money$ at it.....
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